The following is a list of resources provided by various external sources. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidance, please visit LOCAL, STATE, and FEDERAL websites.

Stay Informed

Over 800,000 New Yorkers have signed up for the City’s COVID text notification system to get regular updates on the latest developments with coronavirus in New York City text COVID to 692-692.  New Yorkers can text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments. If you have any questions on finding medical care call 311.

Face Coverings/Masks

Anyone outside in public in New York is required to wear a face covering in situations where you cannot be at least six feet apart from other people, like riding public transit. All New Yorkers should cover their noses and mouths using a scarf, bandana, or piece of clothing when in public to reduce the risk of transmission. New Yorkers should not use surgical or N95 masks as face covers. Masks must be preserved for health care workers and first responders. New Yorkers should continue to practice social distancing measures (at least 6 feet apart). For additional info, go here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/facecoverings.page

COVID-19 Testing

We are conducting two forms of COVID-19 testing at our main health center. The two types of tests are:
  • Viral test – This is a nasal swab test that tells you if you have a current infection. Tests are given to people with active symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Antibody test – This is a blood test that tells you if you had a previous infection. At this time, it is unclear if a positive antibody definitively offers immunity.
For both tests, please call us first to make an appointment. Call 718-466-8244. Most insurance carriers cover 100% of the costs of testing, and we offer a sliding fee scale for people who don’t have health insurance. We can also help you enroll in health insurance if you’re currently uninsured.

Stop the Spread

Crime and Safety

Domestic violence is never acceptable. NYC HOPE can connect you to resources to help you or a loved one experiencing dating, domestic, or gender-based violence: LEARN MORE

NYC Human Rights Law: Call 311 to report any COVID19 related discrimination to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime: LEARN MORE

Workplace protection and workplace laws: Update about Workplace Laws as NYC Seeks to Stop the Spread of COVID-19: LEARN MORE

Police Department: How to report a crime, including sexual violence crimes: LEARN MORE

Price gouging: Price gouging is illegal. Information for consumers found here LEARN MORE

Food and Nutrition

The Department of Education’s Meal Hubs will expand service to include all children and adults across the five boroughs starting on Friday, April 3. Sites will begin grab-and-go adult meal service, serving three meals a day, Monday through Friday. Adults and children can pick up three meals at a time and no adult will be turned away. There is no registration or identification required. Meal hubs will operate from 7:30 AM- 11:30 AM for children and families and 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM for adults. Meal Hub locations can be found here or text NYC FOOD or NYC COMIDA to 877-877.

Other Resources for Food Help

Food Assistance: LEARN MORE

Shop online with SNAP Benefits: LEARN MORE

Nutrition and Hydration: Key Weapons in the Fight Against COVID-19: LEARN MORE

Education

School Buildings will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

Free Children’s Book

Free children’s book to teach young people about Coronavirus:

https://stayhome.candlewick.com/

Health Insurance

Uninsured New Yorkers can sign up for health insurance through a special enrollment period set up because of the coronavirus pandemic. The enrollment period has been extended to June 15. The enrollment helps uninsured New Yorkers get low- or no-cost healthcare through the Affordable Care Act. LEARN MORE

Census 2020

2020 Census: Please fill out the census form to ensure our community gets the funding for the services it needs. LEARN MORE

Pet Support

Pet owners impacted by COVID-19 can call NYC’s Pet Hotline at 1-877-204-8821 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, to get the assistance you need for your four-legged family member.